GeoServer is an easy to use, handy open source server built to connect you with the Geospatial web. It can be used to edit and publish data by open standards.
You information can be visualized in a large variety of formats, like maps or even geospatial data.
It supports WFS-T and WMS open protocols from the OGC and it can be used to produce PNG, PDF, GML, KML, SVG and JPEG, among others.
Here are some key features of "GeoServer":
· Fully compliant to WMS, WFS (1.0 and 1.1) and WCS specifications, as tested by the CITE conformance tests.
· Easy to use web-based configuration tool - no need to touch long, complicated config files.
· Mature support for PostGIS, Shapefile, ArcSDE, DB2 and Oracle.
· VPF, MySQL, MapInfo, and Cascading WFS are also supported formats.
· On the fly reprojection, with an embedded EPSG database supporting hundreds of projections by default.
· Web Map output as jpeg, gif, png, SVG, GeoJSON GeoRSS.
· Excellent Google Earth Support
· Raw vector data available as GML and zipped Shapefiles through the WFS.
· WCS and WMS Raster support, including support for
· Anti-aliased images.
· Integrated OpenLayers as a default ajax viewer.
· Standards compliant 'by default' - no need to figure out complex configuration options just to serve basic data.
· Streaming data readers: no memory bound limit to the amount of data that can be returned.
· Full SLD support, both user defined (POST and GET), as well as used in styling configuration.
· Full Filter support on all data formats in WFS (but optimized for backend format where possible).
· Support for atomic database transactions through the standard WFS-T protocol, available on all data formats.
· Long Transactions through a full implementation of the Locking portion of the WFS specification.
· Innovative Validation Engine that checks inserted features against a configured set of topological and attributed based rules, to maintain backend integrity.
· Java (J2EE) servlet-based, can run in any servlet container.
· Designed for extension, source code that's a pleasure to read.
· Easy to write new data formats with GeoTools DataStore interfaces and helper classes, making GeoServer the standards based interface to legacy data.
· No need to recompile to support more data formats, GeoTools DataStores instantly plug-in to GeoServer, even showing up as an option in the configuration gui.
· True open source development style, built by a strong community, that you can join and become a part of, tailoring GeoServer for your needs.
· Documentation that details everything in easy to understand language.
· Active email lists for quick support.
· Commercial grade installation, support, customization and improvements available from an eco-system of companies, non-profits, and consulting individuals.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· [GEOS-4014] - /servlet-api-2.4.jar) - jar not loaded. See Servlet Spec 2.3, section 9.7.2.
· [GEOS-5210] - EPSG:21781 (CH1903) converts wrong to EPSG:4326 (WGS84)
· [GEOS-5636] - Adding a WMS cascaded layer from a GeoServer using Inspire extensions is very slow and leads to an Exception
· [GEOS-5784] - Missing release/ext-xslt.xml causes assembly:attached to fail
· [GEOS-5790] - Bad WFS request causes GeoServer to stop responding to certain requests types
· [GEOS-5803] - "mode" not "storage" used in default monitor.properties
· [GEOS-5804] - Adding XSLT module without proper configuration results in exceptions for normal GML requests
· [GEOS-5811] - Changing the SSL Port has no effect for filter chains already restricted to SSL requests
· [GEOS-5693] - Make app-schema joining the default behaviour
· [GEOS-5791] - Graduate the INSIPIRE module to extension status
· [GEOS-5801] - Add option for wicket file browser not to expose other location...